Educating Marie

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Marie Jon Apostrophe:

The ACLU and their progressive, secular lawyers are well-known for crucifying Christ afresh whenever they can.

Uh, Marie?  Here are only a few of the things that the ACLU has been up to lately:

  • Rhode Island ACLU filed an appeal in federal court on behalf of an inmate who was barred from preaching during Christian religious services, something he had done for the past seven years under the supervision and support of prison clergy. The prisoner, Wesley Spratt, believes his preaching is a calling from God. Prison officials cited vague and unsubstantiated security reasons for imposing the preaching ban on Mr. Spratt. The ACLU argued that the ban violates Mr. Spratt’s religious freedoms guaranteed to prisoners under federal law.  Read about it here.
  • The ACLU of Nevada defended the free exercise rights and free speech rights of evangelical Christians to preach on the sidewalks of the Strip in Las VegasRead about it here.
  • The ACLU of New Mexico joined forces with the American Family Association to succeed in freeing a preacher, Shawn Miller, from the Roosevelt County jail, where he was held for 109 days for street preaching. The ACLU became involved at the request of Miller’s wife, Theresa. Read about it here.
  • The ACLU of New Jersey filed a a motion to submit a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of Olivia Turton, a second-grade student who was forbidden from singing "Awesome God" in a voluntary, after-school talent show. The only restriction on the student’s selection for the talent show was that it be "G-rated." The case, filed in federal court, is Turton, et al. v. Frenchtown Elementary School, et al. Read about it here.
  • The ACLU of Washington reached a favorable settlement on behalf of Donald Ausderau, a Christian minister, who wanted to preach to the public on Plaza sidewalks.  Read about it here.
  • The ACLU of Virginia interceded with local authorities on behalf of Baptist preachers who were refused permission to perform baptisms in the river in Falmouth Waterside Park in Stafford County.  Read about it here.

The ACLU supports religious freedom, and the above cases are only a few examples.  Where they draw the line is exactly where the Constitution of the United States draws the line — to wit — government cannot promote religion.

Marie continues:

As of late, the ACLU has protected the rights of molesting and murdering pedophiles known as The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). They are also Johnny-on-the-spot to defend an Iraqi-American Muslim who willed nothing else but to cause a commotion by wearing a black T-shirt that read in both Arabic and English, "We will not be silenced," while boarding an airplane.

Do these people not have a right to SPEECH, Marie?  Or does that only apply to Christians?  Obviously, I am no fan of NAMBLA, but they certainly have a right to speech (which the ACLU is defending; they are NOT defending their "right" to be pedophiles). 

And are you prepared to ban anyone who wears a "we will not be silenced" T-shirt?  What if that person was a Christian protesting at an abortion clinic?  If your answer is different, then you are advocating that only SOME people have first amendment rights, while others don’t.  THAT makes you un-American.  And if the distinguishing feature is that the former person is Muslim and the latter person is a Christian, then THAT makes you a bigot.

Yes, Marie, I’m sure you look great in a bikini.  I’m sure you have a nice ass.  You just need to stop showing it.